Edrice Adebayo

  • Forward/Center
  • 6-8 / 203 cms
  • 225 lbs / 102
  • Northside High School ‘16
  • Washington, N.C.

USA Basketball Notes

  • Was unable to attend the May 20-June 1, 2013, USA Developmental National Team training camp.
  • Named to the 2013-14 USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team on March 27, 2013.
  • Participated in the October 2012 USA Developmental National Team mini-camp, held in Colorado Springs, Colo.

High School Honors

  • 2013 MaxPreps Freshman All-American third team.
  • 2013 Washington Daily News All-Area first team.
  • 2013 All-Four Rivers Conference first team.
  • WITN TV Player of the Week (12/6/12).
  • 2012 Washington Daily News All-Area honorable mention for football.

High School Notes

  • Attends Northside High School (N.C.), where as a freshman in 2012-13 he helped the Panthers to a 15-9 record; started all 24 games and averaged 17.8 ppg., a Four Rivers Conference-best 19.8 rpg., as well as 3.1 apg. and 4.3 bpg.
  • Best game came against South Creek High School (N.C.), when he had 27 points, 16 rebounds and four blocked shots.
  • Also plays wide receiver and defensive end on his school’s football team and has thought about playing it in college.

Personal Notes

  • Born on July 18, 1997.
  • Son of Marilyn Blount.
  • Cousin of Bruce Peartree, who played basketball at East Carolina University, and Avery Oden, who played at Shaw University.
  • Started playing basketball three years ago (2010).
  • Nickname is Bam Bam.
  • Twitter handle is @EdriceAdebayo.

The Inside Scoop

  • One of his top memories from the 2012 Olympics was how everone on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team competed, got along really well and won the gold medal.
  • Favorite player on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team: Kobe Bryant, because of his “leadership and determination to win.”
  • Plans on majoring in: science.
  • If he could drive anything, it would be: a Buick LaCrosse.
  • Top five movies of all time: Step Brothers, Final Destination 5, Halloween, Scary Movie and He Got Game.
  • Favorite sports magazine: Sports Illustrated.
  • Pregame meal: Spaghetti.
  • Favorite app: Ninja Jump.
  • Favorite sport other than basketball: football.
  • Favorite class: science.
  • Favorite basketball player of all time: Kevin Garnett.
  • Favorite team: Los Angeles Lakers.
  • Favorite Olympian: Kevin Durant.
  • Most played song on his iPod: “Started from the Bottom” by Drake.
  • Best player ever faced: Rodney Purvis.
  • Most impressive person ever met: Penny Hardway, he’s a “smooth individual.”
  • Would compare his game to: Kevin Garnett.
  • This ambidexterous player wears No. 24 because: that’s what Kobe Bryant wears.
  • Away from the court, enjoys: working out.
  • Most people don’t know: he is a kind-hearted person.
  • Superstitions: never put a hat on the bed.
  • Has never traveled outside the United States.